- 1 hr 53 min
The movie "Chicago" is set in the 1920s and is based on the Broadway musical which ran for 936 performances. This movie is perfect for those who enjoy singing and dancing as there are several numbers featuring both art forms. The movie is ideal in length running just under two hours at 113 minutes. The movie is ideal for those who enjoy drama, and Richard Gere singing in a courtroom. Another element that audiences might enjoy is the wardrobe as the costumes fit the 20s era with flapper dresses, zuit suits, top hats, and plenty of long black gloves. "Chicago" has an interesting cast featuring Renee Zellweger, Cathrine Zeta Jones, Richard Gere, and from the world of music the movie featured pop singer Mya and rap legend Queen Latifah. This movie also proved to be a window of opportunity as Queen Latifah was able to show her many talents, Latifah was able to sing in the movie which helped her land commercials shortly after her role. The movie has an alluring plot, the movie features two sultry burlesque dancers who are on trial for two cases involving murder; Velma Kelly (Jones) is accused of murdering her husband and sister after catching the two in bed together, while Roxy Hart (Zellweger) is accused of murdering her boyfriend who was unable to make her famous. Two met on death row and fought for fame. The movie earned a plethora of awards including Best Picture-Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes, Best Compilation Soundtrack at the Grammy's and more than 40 over the course of the year. The movie stirred up some controversy winning Best Picture in 2003, the movie also won six Oscars including this one. Many still debate if this was the right choice or not. The only thing to do is watch the movie and make your own decision.